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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 2002

Port captured by Allied forces in 1942

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BFJQXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Blackard.
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© 2002, The New York Times2/15/02 ( No. 19,092 )
Across
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Sends packing : CANS
5
___ shop : SWAP
9
It holds its weight : SCALE
14
Fawned-over figure : IDOL
15
Extended periods : ERAS
16
Acrylic fiber : ORLON
17
Captain played in film by James Mason : NEMO
18
Circus team : AERIALISTS
20
Baloney : CLAPTRAP
22
Syndicate heads : CAPOS
23
Harry the hubby : HENPECK
24
Onetime cosmonaut's insignia : CCCP
25
Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
26
Ozone layer, e.g. : SHIELDER
30
It may be broken by a maverick : MOLD
32
They're unlikely to be realized : PIPEDREAMS
34
Charlottesville sch. : UVA
35
Dig a heap : ADORE
36
8 on a phone : TUV
37
Flank alternative : TENDERLOIN
40
Thin streak : WISP
41
One hitting the tab key, maybe : INDENTER
42
Matching : TWIN
44
Freesia's family : IRIS
45
Sequined : SPANGLY
48
Plankton, in part : ALGAE
50
Man of steel? : CARNEGIE
51
Agenda : THINGSTODO
53
Gilbert of "Roseanne" : SARA
54
Act introducer : EMCEE
55
Port captured by Allied forces in 1942 : ORAN
56
Latin 101 word : AMAS
57
Philanthropists' concerns : NEEDS
58
Rose in a field : PETE
59
Pain in the neck : PEST
Down
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Breeze : CINCH
2
Designer Simpson : ADELE
3
Gray area : NOMANSLAND
4
Trudged through mud : SLOPPED
5
Posses, possibly : SEARCHPARTIES
6
Unleash : WREAK
7
Seniors' grp. : AARP
8
Telekinesis, e.g. : PSI
9
Comforter : SOLACER
10
Undermine : CRIPPLE
11
On top of that : ALSO
12
Things to draw : LOTS
13
Lt. j.g.'s inferior : ENS
19
Klutzy : ACCIDENTPRONE
21
Lunar calendar observance : TET
24
Enfant ___ (beloved child) : CHERI
26
Wild animal trail : SPOOR
27
Singles may play it : DATINGGAME
28
Feathered runners : EMUS
29
Short answer : RSVP
30
La Scala music director beginning 1986 : MUTI
31
Roaster : OVEN
33
Dogs it : IDLES
38
Lowered oneself : DEIGNED
39
Brings to a boil : ENRAGES
40
McIntosh alternative : WINESAP
43
Washed-out : WAN
45
Time's 1977 Man of the Year : SADAT
46
Turkish bread : LIRAS
47
Source of some swelling : YEAST
48
[sigh] : AHME
49
Some ectozoa : LICE
50
Heart : CORE
51
See 52-Down : TEN
52
With 51-Down, a hit list? : TOP

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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